Thursday, March 15, 2007

BRONCO'S BIRTHDAY


TODAY IS MARCH 15. IN NIMIS A SMALL VILLAGE IN NORTHEASTERN ITALY ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN YEARS AGO, GERVASIO COMELLI WAS BORN. AS READERS OF “LA NOSTRA COSTA” WILL KNOW, GERVASIO IMMIGRATED TO ‘LA COSTA’ IN 1923, WHERE HE WAS GIVEN THE NICK-NAME “BRONCO”. THE NICK-NAME STAY WITH HIM FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE.

SINCE THAT TIME MANY THINGS HAVE HAPPENED TO THE COMELLI - BRESSANI FAMILY IN AMERICA. NONE OF WHICH WOULD HAVE HAPPENED, IF ‘BRONCO’ HAD CHOSEN NOT TO IMMIGRATE TO AMERICA. IN FACT, THE STORY OF ‘LA NOSTRA COSTA’, WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN WRITTEN-- AT LEAST NOT BY ME.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PA-PA. IVANO

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Felice compleanno, caro Bronco. Yes, Ivano, many of us are most fortunate to have had parents who were inspired to relocate to America. Had they not done so, many of us would not have survived the war years. My mother's relatives,for instance, spent some nights sleeping in open graves, to avoid the Nazi raids. Others were not so lucky.

Let us always recognize this great land of freedom and be grateful for what it has done for us, and as Pres. Kennedy said, Let us ask what we can do for our country.

You have done your part in great measure, for which I thank you.

Saluti, Gino

jerry said...

Wow, easy date to remember: The day Julius Caesar
was murdered--the Ides of March.

iivano said...

And I thought my birthday, April 19 was easy to remember. On that day in 1775 British and American troops exchanged fire at Lexington and Concord, signalling the start of our bloody fight for Independence.

I think March and April have been plagued with acts of violence more than any other months in our history. ivno

ivano said...

Oh, I forgot to mention that I missed being born on Adolph Hitler's birthday by one day. This anti-christ figure in history was born on April 20.

Reno said...

IVANO I want to say BOUN COMPLEANNO , in remembrance to GERVASIO " BRONCO " COMELLI ,one of manny thousand of hard working Italians , who came to this country LEGALLY,within the Immigration Laws , and didn't
start to DEMAND , rights of any kind upon arriving here as they ,they DEMAND today . His only thought was for a better life for his family . He became a very proud American Citizen , and thankfull to be a part of the
UNITED STATES OF AMERCIA . I dont see that feeling in the new breed of immigrants to today only DEMMANDS . RENO

LNC: Well said Reno. Thanks. ivno
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ferruccio said...

DRI GIULIA (FIGLIA DI DRI FERRUCCIO)

OGGI E’ IL 16 MARZO RICORRE IL COMPLEANNO DELLA NASCITA DI GIULIA

NATA NELL’OSPEDALE DI PALMANOVA IL 16 MARZO 1979

RICORDO CHE IN QUEL GIORNO NEVICAVA,MENTRE OGGI ABBIAMO UNA SPLENDIDA GIORNATA PRIMAVERILE

ATTUALMENTE SI TROVA A KIEV (UCRAINA) A TERMINARE IL SUO MASTER IN LINGUA RUSSA

DOMANI FINISCE IL SUO SOGGIORNO E TORNA A CASA

BENTORNATA GIULIA



IL TUO PAPA’


LNC: Ferruccio is my first cousin. His mother was Venerina Bressani, one of my mother's sister.

As he explains above, his daughter Gulia, was born on March 16 on a snowy day in 1979. She is currently in Kiev, finishing up her Master's degree in Russian.

Brava Guilia E Happy Birthday. Gulia. I met you once,hopefully we shall meet again. ivno

Incidently, Ferruccio has a travel agency in Italy and also a vacation Resort Hotel in Ramandolo, Italy (not too far from Nimis). His e-mail address is:
ferruccio@driviaggi.it

Corrado Poletti said...

Happy Birthday Mr."Bronco" from Italy....Corrado

LNC: Grazie, Corrado. And thank you for the 'pancetta' e salsicce
che hai mandato. Molto Buono. ivn0

Anonymous said...

Hei gente...sono quello che parecchi di voi hanno aiutato a ricostruire una parte della storia di Angelo Poletti "Angelot"...di suo figlio Luigi "Louis" Poletti e delle sue avventure "su per la costa" con il commercio di cavoletti di Bruxells e carciofi.
Volevo ringraziare ufficialmente tutti quelli che mi hanno dato una mano in particolare Mr. Ivano....ma anche Mr. Gino per le sue traduzioni (help me "ancora una volta").
Vi voglio mandare anche i saluti da mio fratello che è stato molto contento delle vostre notizie.
Lui, che è maresciallo dei Carabinieri, in questo periodo sta facendo servizio come "Liaison Officier" insieme alle truppe americane della "29." a "Camp Bondsteel" in Kosovo (ex Yugoslavia". E dice che qualche Soldato Americano di origini italiane sarebbe contento di leggere il vostro blog....allora gli ho fatto avere il vostro indirizzo.....per il momento ciao a tutti...e alla prossima

Corrado Poletti